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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 16, 2019, 08.48 AM (IST)

Trump declares national emergency, bars Huawei from US telecommunications networks

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China`s Huawei Technologies Co.

Alabama governor signs nation's strictest abortion ban

Alabama's governor on Wednesday signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in political conservatives' latest challenge to the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Election Commission asks Twitter India to remove all tweets related to exit polls

The Election Commission is learnt to have asked Twitter to take down an exit poll-related tweet. The EC's move came after it received certain "complaint", sources aware of the development said Thursday, adding that the user later removed the tweet.

Soldier, 2 terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama

An army man and two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on Thursday. The gunbattle started between the terrorists and the security forces in Dalipora area of Pulwama early this morning.

Facebook restricts Live feature, White House snubs call for New Zealand shooting response

Facebook announced steps on Wednesday to temporarily block users who break its rules from broadcasting live video, in the wake of an international outcry after a gunman killed 51 people in New Zealand last month and streamed the attack live on his page.